Ballad Health: 151 COVID-19 patients hospitalized; 30 depending on fan | WJHL – Community News
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Ballad Health: 151 COVID-19 patients hospitalized; 30 depending on fan | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) — Ballad Health reported another drop in hospitalizations for COVID-19 on Wednesday, showing that 89% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated.

This high percentage of unvaccinated patients is also reflected in ICU hospitalizations and in people who are dependent on ventilators, Ballad says.

Ninety-five percent of those receiving ICU care because of the novel coronavirus are unvaccinated and 97% of those who rely on ventilators are unvaccinated.

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Vaccination rates in the region have not increased, according to scorecard data, as 44.7% of people in Ballad’s catchment area in 21 counties have been fully vaccinated, lagging national rates in Tennessee and Virginia.

The following is a breakdown of the COVID-19 data provided by Ballad Health on November 10:

  • Total number of COVID-19 hospital admissions: 151 (-15)
  • Total number of COVID-19 PUIs (patient under study): 4 (-1)
  • Total number of COVID-19 admissions: 8 (-16)
  • Total COVID-19 discharges: 23 (-4)
  • COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit: 42 (-4)
  • COVID-19 patients on a ventilator: 30 (-6)
  • Pediatric Patients at Niswonger Children’s Hospital: 3
  • Percentage of population fully vaccinated: 44.7%

Ballad Health reported on Wednesday that there have been 42 COVID-related deaths in the region in the past seven days, compared to the 39 deaths reported Tuesday in the past seven days.